Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Schools and Students

  • Exposes students to career opportunities
  • Gives students opportunities to observe professionals in action
  • Helps students network with potential employers
  • Enhances students employability skills
  • Provides a potential talent development pipeline for local companies
  • Connects classroom learning to real-world experiences
  • Students have the opportunity to receive college credits and stackable, industry recognized credentials

Graduation Pathways

To account for the rapidly changing, global economy, every K-12 student needs to be given the tools to succeed in some form of quality post-secondary education and training, including an industry recognized certificate program, an associate’s degree program, or a bachelor’s degree program. The new Graduation Pathways seek to ensure that every Hoosier student graduates from high school with:

  • 1A broad awareness of and engagement with individual career interests and associated career options
  • 2A strong foundation of academic and technical skills
  • 3Demonstrable employability skills that lead directly to meaningful opportunities for post-secondary education, training, and employment

Students in the graduating class of 2023 must satisfy all three of the following Graduation Pathway Requirements by completing one of the associated Pathway Options found here .